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    Replacing sand filter

    I have a 24,000 gallon pool. Shallow end I think is 3ft, deep end is 8ft. My piping is 1.5 inch, pool pump is 1hp, I have two returns and one skimmer. I am looking at a sand filter that flows 60gpm and another that flows 75gpm. Which should I go with?
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    Re: Replacing sand filter

    What is wrong with your existing sand filter?

    We generally do not look at the maximum flow rates ... more important to look at the diameter / surface area.
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    Re: Replacing sand filter

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    What is wrong with your existing sand filter?

    We generally do not look at the maximum flow rates ... more important to look at the diameter / surface area.
    spitting out sand, multiport gasket is leaking, can't buy the gasket have to buy the whole multiport, that is $140ish. I'm putting the house up for sale so I'd rather just replace the sand filter as a whole. I stay travel so I need the sand filter to work. I don't have time to troubleshoot it and replace parts.
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    Re: Replacing sand filter

    Bigger is better with filters.

    But if you're selling the place, cheaper is better.
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    Re: Replacing sand filter

    So the 60gpm filter should be fine? Honestly I'm probably going to run it 24/7 once I list the house. I might have people over twice a week to swim. So does the 60gpm still sound good? Sorry for all the questions.
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    Re: Replacing sand filter

    Quote Originally Posted by 94SupraTT View Post
    So the 60gpm filter should be fine? Honestly I'm probably going to run it 24/7 once I list the house. I might have people over twice a week to swim. So does the 60gpm still sound good? Sorry for all the questions.
    I don't know about sizing pumps and filters and calculating head loss. Sorry.
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    Re: Replacing sand filter

    Well, lol. Looks like the I'm getting the bigger one. The smaller one is not eligible for amazon prime. It was last night.
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